Worthing Avenue Reserve playground, in Castle Hill, has received a brand new look. 

The Hills Shire Council were able to complete the playground upgrade, with climbing nets, play unit, swing set, slides, activity panels and a new seat, thanks to the Australian Government committing $40,000 to the project. 

The funds were successfully secured under Phase Two of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program, which aims to support local councils to deliver essential infrastructure, while creating vital jobs and boosting the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the Worthing Avenue Reserve playground looked fantastic.

“The pandemic is highlighting how important our open space facilities such as our parks and playgrounds are for residents, and their general health and wellbeing,” Mayor Byrne said. 

“That’s why I’m so happy that we could fast track this playground upgrade thanks to Australian Government funding. 

“Children and families will be able to enjoy the new equipment, keep active and have some fun, which is really important, especially during lockdown,” Mayor Byrne added. 

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects was important for maintaining jobs and economic growth in Mitchell.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community, now and as we build our way out of the pandemic,” Alex Hawke said.